P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Velma Loraine Christmas
June 11, 1958 - January 13, 2022

Velma Loraine Christmas

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Loraine Christmas, age 63 of Monticello, AR, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, AR. She was born June 11, 1958, in Peoria, IL to the late Jesse James Lawson and Geraldean Cruce Lawson. She was a homemaker, a Holy Ghost filled believer of First Assembly of God Church in Warren, AR, and a graduate of Monticello High School. She is preceded in death by her parents; eight brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Tim Christmas of Monticello; one son, T.J. Christmas and wife Kirby of Monticello; one daughter, Lora Beth Naron and husband Andrew of Ballwin, MO; one brother Jerry Lawson and wife Kathryn of Monticello; one sister Frances Hatcher of Highlands, TX; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Bro. Kirby Sneed and Bro. Jim Bales officiating. The family requests that masks be worn for everyone's safety. There will be a visitation one hour preceding the funeral services from 1:00 -2:00 P.M. Burial will be in Rash Cemetery in Drew County.
Loraine was a loving and supportive wife, mother, and sister. She was beloved as Aunt Rainey to many nieces and nephews. The grandkids, both given and chosen by love, called her Mama Raine, and we all will miss her as a dear friend.
You can sign Mrs. Christmas' guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Visitation
Visitation
Saturday, January 22, 2022
From 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Stephenson-Dearman Chapel
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Service
Funeral Services
Saturday, January 22, 2022
2:00 PM
Stephenson-Dearman Chapel
943 Hwy 425 N.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Interment
Rash Cemetery
Highway 35 East
Monticello, AR  71655
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Condolences(14)

  1. Cecil& Sandra Pryor
    Tim & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your wife, mother & sister. Our dear God will watch over you.
    Our condolences, Cecil & Sandra Pryor
  2. Dalene & Mike
    Tim, Lora Beth & TJ we are so sorry! Lorraine's smile brightened up a room and her kind, easy going spirit was a comfort to all of us. Please know how much we care. Lifting you up in prayer.
  3. Vernon Barnett
    You will be missed My friend!
  4. Cathy Hatcher Metcalf
    Fran and family, I pray God sends you comfort and healing.
  5. Gaile Lovelace
    Tim You probably don't remember me but Jerry and I thought the world of your Mom and Dad. We just want you to know that we are sorry for your loss. May God comfort you as only he can.
  6. Bill & Donna Hale
    Tim, Lora Beth, TJ and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Loraine was such a dear friend that we loved so much. Her smile and laughter touched our hearts and was an outward expression of God’s love and presence within her. She touched so many in such a special way and we will forever cherish the way she touched our life. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you and give you His peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers and forever in our hearts! Love, Bill and Donna
  7. Linda and Jerry Ward
    Just want you all to know how sorry we are for your loss Lorraine was a wonderful person we will be praying for you
  8. Donna Raney
    I hated so much to hear about Mrs. Loraine. She was such a sweet person and I will miss her smile at church. Sending prayers to all the family!!
  9. Jimmy Lawson
    Tim and family, I am so sorry for your loss of that very special person in your life. I know how much Loraine, you and all your family trusted and believed in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray that you find your comforts in him going through this terrible loss, and the devastation faced by others in the family. I love all of you. Your cousin, Jimmy Lawson.
  10. Tully & Norma McCoy

    Loraine will ever be remembered by her sweet spirit and beautiful smile.
    This is only a “see you later”, never goodbye, May God hold each of you very close, give you Peace and Comfort is our prayer. We love you!
  11. Nicole Knight
    "Uncle" Tim...Lora Beth and Tj...iam so very sorry to hear about the passing of "aunt" Loraine! She was and still is the sweetest person ever! The Christmas family will be in my prayers for the coming days
    ! your family is already on the prayer list at my church! I love yall!
  12. Johnny Mack & Debby Arnn
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for solace going up!!
  13. Tully & Norma McCoy

    Loraine will ever be remembered by her sweet spirit and beautiful smile.
    This is only a “see you later”, never goodbye, May God hold each of you very close, give you Peace and Comfort is our prayer. We love you!
  14. Tully & Norma McCoy

    Loraine will ever be remembered by her sweet spirit and beautiful smile.
    This is only a “see you later”, never goodbye, May God hold each of you very close, give you Peace and Comfort is our prayer. We love you!

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